Would you have a talk with your headline writer. On Sept. 5, in a popular section of your paper called "Newsmakers," the headline read: "Panel Jury-Rigged by the Judge."

Rigged is "to manipulate dishonestly for personal gain," the way it was used, and according to my dictionary definition. The story described an interesting, but innocent and necessary action by the judge: when out of jurors for the next trial, the law says he/she should send the bailiff to summon more jurors from the community. How about giving us deserved raps, not bum ones?


Superior Court Judge

Los Angeles County

Long Beach

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